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Re: good golly

I would not consider travel without sponsons.

So what you have
: to pre-rig them, it only takes a couple of hours and you leave it there
: permanently.
: paddling without sponsons in
: anything but basic flatwater protected conditions, is unadvised. This is
: not in my instructor's manual . Man, are some of you ever close minded!

, but they are one of
: the few things that brought me peace of mind in the PNW. isn't he
: getting a bum rap for all the wrong reasons?

David, I'll agree with the limitations to the rescues you mention and to the equally limited utility of sponsons. I have known folks whose children have drowned in cold water in a canoe, sponsons would not have helped, using fear mongering to the degree he has is counterproductive. Kind of like the 2am informercials selling 25KV handheld zappers to ward off rapists. "your daughter or girlfriend may have survived if she had the Wonderzapper, isn't her life worth at least three payments of only $29.95?" Get it? it's offensive and counterproductive to understanding the context in which people get in over their heads or realistically deal with "FEARS".

1. judgement - is the person making wise choices for their:

2. skills - is the person adequately skilled for the:

3. environment- is the person adequately prepared using the:

4. equipment - appropriate for the conditions.

Addressing fear through equipment gives totemic value to things that is misplaced. Put a coin under your mastep, through salt over your shoulder but don't buy a paddle float or sponson as a means to address fears.

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Georgian Bay Kayaks - The Sponson War Continues
Re: Georgian Bay Kayaks - The Sponson War Continue
Re: Seasonal ?
But isn't redundancy of rescue devices the issue?
Re: But isn't redundancy of rescue devices the iss
Good point, Nick...but let me rephrase...
I couldn't agree more... *NM*
interesting info???
alternative sponson supplier
Check out the "Paddle Loom Float"...
Re: alternative sponson supplier
Yawn...
Sponsons not a hot item I can see...:)
Re: good golly
Agreed, but what about sponsons themselves.. *NM*
Re: a little one tracked are we? *NM*
Haven't heard one good reason not to yet...
You heard a reason but you didn't listen.
I am listening, are you?
Being at the Center of a Black Hole
Never seen someone do a PF rescue in 20 secs. *NM*
Re: Never seen someone do a PF rescue in 20 secs.
Brianne, I didn't know you cared... *NM*
Re: Never seen someone do a PF rescue in 20 secs.
Setting the record straight
Good points, don't agree with all, but fair enough *NM*
you're right - - -
Thanks Dan, me too, are we cool now?
sure we're cool - - -
LOL *NM*
Re: Haven't heard one good reason not to yet...
Comparing apples to oranges
Re: Salade de Fruits
Re: Haven't heard one good reason not to yet...
Re: Haven't heard one good reason not to yet...
My reasons for not using them . .
OT: rules for survival...
Clarification . .
"We are all between swims"
Re: My reasons for not using them . .
making sense of gear instead of skill - - -
Re: Good reasons not to, but some good reasons to.
more reasons for:
Funny thing...
Re: Funny thing...
Re: technique and knowledge vs. equipment
Re: Good reasons not to, but some good reasons to.
Re: Good reasons not to, but some good reasons to.
Re: fishing
Yoda speaks, he does
Re: hmgmgmg, confused he is
you're a perfect candidate for sponsons - - -
Re: Who should stay home?
Sponsons bring up some strong emotions... *NM*
Re: Georgian Bay Kayaks - The Sponson War Continue
Sure, but would you give Timmy any of YOUR money?
Re: No, but thats not the question.
Re: No, but thats not the question.
Re: No, but thats not the question.
when melted down - - -
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Re: The Sponson War Continues
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